Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the California Workplace
Welcome to our firm. Ehline Law Firm has successfully received millions of dollars on behalf of satisfied consumers. We help personal injury victims in many types of lawsuits, including workers' compensation claims.
Hence, one type of case we assist with is employment-related chemical exposure. Many elements of a modern workplace could cause injury. Most of these are easily visible. Almost all of them can get prevented with the right attention. However, for many employees, the idea of ‘out of sight, out of mind’ could cause severe issues.
Especially true, airborne micro fragments can silently kill. Some injuries get caused by airborne elements such as asbestos. But it could also be propane. But many other vapors and gasses assassinate. And most of these killers are not visible or smell-able.
Carbon Monoxide Kills Silently.
Carbon Monoxide causes people injuries, brain damage, and deaths each year. Because it is odorless and colorless people can pass out. Victims are overcome quickly. So most employees have little means to know it is present. But without proper preventative techniques or warning systems, you're dead. As stated above, people will be entirely unaware of this deadly gas in their midst.
CDC Statistics on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
Unfortunately, as reported here, many across the country are still affected by gas poisoning. Every year, especially in the winter, carbon monoxide harms families. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 500 people per year die on average. Additionally, 15,000 more get hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning. There are many ways to prevent this poisoning. Particularly important, government regulations for workplaces can save employee's lives right now.
Examples of Workplace Dangers.
If your employer has allowed for blocked ventilation, you could be in trouble. So look at things like propane heating in an unventilated area, or similar red flags. Most important here, you and your co-workers could be at risk. Such violations should get immediately reported to the proper authorities.
Getting Medical Attention After Exposure to Carbon Monoxide.
If you, family, a co-worker was injured seek medical attention quickly. After proper treatment for carbon monoxide exposure, the employer must get held responsible. Report it to a government agency, and speak to an injury specialist. Do this so you can hold your employer accountable.
Talking to such an attorney, such as one from Ehline Law, is smart. It is often one of the first steps towards recovering back pay. Also, it can mean affording past and future medical bills. And it puts in place steps to prevent an injury again.
If a relative got killed, the cost of a death and funeral should get shouldered by the responsible party. Contact Ehline Law today for more information about pursuing a case. If it's related to carbon monoxide poisoning in the workplace, we want to hear about it. We also answer the phone at all times of the day and night, seven days a week.
And we promise to come to visit you wherever you are. We will start by gathering more information to determine your legal rights. Also, we offer free, no-pressure consultations over the phone. So let our experts help you get back on your feet again. Call us now at (213) 596-9642.